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Breakfast

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it can be the most delicious. Breakfast recipes are a favorite of mine; I’m a veteran scone, muffin, and granola maker, and my coffee cakes, crumb cakes, and doughnut bundt cakes are legendary!

  • chocolate chip peanut butter muffin, unwrapped

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins are super moist, full of peanut butter flavor, and stuffed with mini chocolate chips ~ these protein packed energy boosters are a family favorite!…

  • strawberry sheet pan pancakes, sliced into squares

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes are soft, plush, berry-licious spring pancakes baked right in the oven so everyone can dig into their warm stack at the same time. Perfect for weekend breakfasts,…

  • hands holding fresh farm eggs

    Egg recipes for spring

    Eggs are the perfect symbols of the season, and they also happen to be a delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredient in the kitchen. This cheap source of protein is an unsung…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond. This is an ideal spring brunch cake.…

  • strawberry scones drizzled with sweet glaze

    Fresh Strawberry Scones

    Strawberry Scones are stuffed with lots of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. For Mother’s Day, Easter brunch, and lazy spring…

  • Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

    Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella, is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb. Pair it with a good cup of coffee…

  • spooning custard sauce on an Irish Apple Cake

    Authentic Irish Apple Cake

    This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version…

  • triple berry muffin

    Triple Berry Muffins

    Triple Berry Muffins are high rising muffins bursting with tart berry flavor. We use fresh or frozen berries for a deliciously convenient breakfast treat. (This latest muffin recipe is a new…

  • Breakfast casserole with Tater Tot crust, on a plate with fork and juice

    Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tot Crust

    My breakfast casserole with a tater tot crust is a fluffy egg casserole baked up with lots of sausage, onions, peppers, and cheese, topped with everybody’s favorite hash browns. It’s a…

  • irish soda scones with jam

    Darina Allen’s Irish Soda Scones

    Irish Soda Scones are classic soda bread in the form of tender little scones ~ have them for breakfast, afternoon tea, or alongside your corned beef and cabbage.  If you’re a…

  • spaghetti carbonara for breakfast in a skillet

    Breakfast Pasta Carbonara

    My Breakfast Pasta Carbonara recipe with smoked bacon, eggs, Parmesan and a handful of fresh parsley is an irresistible skillet pasta. It’s a comforting late night snack or lazy weekend breakfast…

  • one banana banana bread cooling in loaf pan on white board

    One Banana Banana Bread!

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts ~ when there’s just one banana left on the counter, this one-banana, one-bowl quick bread recipe steps up to the plate.…

  • Sicilian orange cake, sliced

    Sicilian Orange Cake

    If a fresh orange could magically morph into a cake, it would taste just like this Sicilian orange cake; it’s got so much natural citrus flavor!…

  • clotted cream with scones

    Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe is the easiest way I’ve found to make homemade clotted cream ~ If you’ve always wanted to make this English tea time treat, start with…

  • Unwrapping a lemon streusel muffin

    Perfect Lemon Muffins

    Lemon Muffins are a little mid winter treat from me to you. They’re my way of saying hang in there, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and in the meantime,…

  • blood orange crumble bars sliced into squares

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • Double Chocolate Muffins

    My double chocolate muffins are moist high rise muffins loaded with chocolate chips ~ aka chocolate cake for breakfast. Best of all, they’re super easy to make and ready in about…

  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……

  • Sour Cherry Almond Bars

    Sour Cherry Almond Bars ~ these brown sugar and oatmeal cherry almond bars are officially my new favorite sweet snack. The cherries are nice and tart, the almond scented crumble dough…

  • Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

    My quick and easy paleo fruit and nut bread recipe is grain free and dairy free, with no added sugar. This delicious quick bread is loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and…

  • honey Meyer lemon curd in a jar with spoon and lemons

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd is like a burst of mid winter sunshine! This easy recipe is made with vibrant Meyer lemons and wildflower honey for a mellow flavor and cheering color. …

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • cardamom buns on a baking tray with cup of coffee

    Swedish Cardamom Buns (kardemummabullar)

    Swedish Cardamom Buns are soft, plush sweet rolls with a fragrant cardamom sugar filling. This easy knotted pastry is beyond delicious and so easy to make, I’ll hold your hand through…

  • Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

    Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce ~ this brilliant hack lets you enjoy your favorite luxury breakfast in easy sliceable form ~  complete with little chunks of Canadian bacon and a…

  • cranberry muffins in a muffin pan

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins are loaded with tangy pops of cranberry ~ they’re a delicious way to celebrate the unique color and flavor of my favorite winter fruit. This easy one bowl…

  • cranberry smoothie with straw

    Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie

    My simple Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie will wake you up, and slap you back into shape after all manner of foodie indiscretions…did I mention it also happens to be insanely delicious?…

  • pumpkin crunch sheet pan pancakes

    Pumpkin Crunch Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Pumpkin crunch sheet pan pancakes are an ingenious solution to the age old problem: how to serve pancakes to more than one person at a time? These fluffy pumpkin pancakes topped with crunchy pecans…